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aka Aarohi, aka Ascent 1964 124’ b&w Bengali d/sc Tapan Sinha p Ashim Pal st Banaphool c Bimal Mukherjee m Hemanta Mukherjee lp Kali Bannerjee, Dilip Roy, Sipra Mitra, Bikash Roy, Tapan Bhattacharya, Shyam Laha, Chhaya Devi

The romanticised story of a peasant (Bannerjee) who lives in a small village. He learns to read and is befriended by a doctor (D. Roy) who helps him improve his status in the community. The film concentrates on atmospherics and the character of the somewhat irascible peasant anxious that others should accept the knowledge he gained from his readings.